This light railway line is closed. The line involved a number of large viaducts and featured an electric brae at Croy Brae (a location which gives the impression of going uphill while going downhill and vice versa in the reverse direction).
The famous Turnberry Hotel and golf course was built in association with this line.
These locations are along the line.
This was a junction south of Ayr. It was the junction between the 1906 Maidens and Dunure Light Railway (Glasgow and South Western Railway) (Carrick Coast line) and the 1856 Ayr and Dalmellington Railway.
This tunnel is directly west of the former Alloway station. It is a single bore tunnel passing under a roadway and the kirkyard of Alloway Kirk. To the west the former line passes over the Alloway Viaduct.
This pair of sidings was to the east of Heads of Ayr [2nd]. The sidings were served from the east.
A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)
Locomotive Apprentice: At the North British Locomotive Company
Rails to Turnberry and Heads of Ayr: The Maidens & Dunure Light Railway & the Butlin's Branch (Oakwood Library of Railway History)
Tales of the Glasgow and South Western Railway